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ms Maasdam

ms Maasdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,258
Crew Members:
580
Gross Tonnage:
55,575 grt
Length:
719 feet
Maximum Speed:
22 knots
Dedicated:
December 1993
Godmother:
Actress June Allyson

Latest Post

Why Choose a Summer Cruise to Canada/New England with Holland America Line

Why Choose a Summer Cruise to Canada/New England with Holland America Line

Summer will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start planning your next Holland America Line cruise! While for some travelers summer may conjure up images of beaches and tropical islands, others may want to opt for a more unique destination. Typically considered for Fall Foliage cruises, our Canada/New England itineraries…   read more of “Why Choose a Summer…”

Recent Posts

Australia & New Zealand Cruises: Fall Head Over Heels for The Land Down Under

Australia & New Zealand Cruises: Fall Head Over Heels for The Land Down Under

Holland America Line offers such an array of enticing and thrilling cruise destinations; it can be tough to decide which ones to choose. However, for cruisers searching for a bucket list-worthy adventure, our Australia and New Zealand itineraries continuously top the list! Whether you’re looking to cuddle a koala, enjoy an evening at the renowned…   read more of “Australia &…”

Tips for Glacier Bay Cruising as Nieuw Amsterdam Kicks Off Alaska Season

Tips for Glacier Bay Cruising as Nieuw Amsterdam Kicks Off Alaska Season

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam arrived at the Port of Seattle Friday, April 29, marking the start of the city’s summer Alaska homeport cruise season. We’ve increased our Seattle calls this year to 55, and three Holland America Line ships will sail roundtrip Seattle routes in 2016: Westerdam arrives Saturday, May 7; Amsterdam arrives Sunday,…   read more of “Tips for Glacier…”

Looking for an Exotic Adventure? These Cruises Should be on Your Radar

Looking for an Exotic Adventure? These Cruises Should be on Your Radar

For many travelers, the word exotic conjures up images of shorelines fringed with lush landscapes and swaying palms, mystical scenery enhanced by bold colors, uncharted culturals and striking tastes that delight the palate. At Holland America Line, cruises to exotic locales take our guests to places like the Far East, South Pacific, Australia and New…   read more of “Looking for an…”

Pacific Coastals and Mexico: Unique Destinations for Sun and Fun

Pacific Coastals and Mexico: Unique Destinations for Sun and Fun

The West Coast of the United States and Mexico are incredible cruise locales, and Holland America Line is featuring some fantastic itineraries on five ships in 2016. These sailings are perfect for vacationers looking for “close to home” cruising beyond the Caribbean that visit some unique and exciting destinations. The ports are full of history,…   read more of “Pacific Coastals…”